Aug 17

Coin of the Month July 2008 Coin of the Month July 2008
Continent: Asia
Country: Georgia
Denomination: 1 Thetri
Year: 1998
Georgia is a country located in Southwest Asia. It is probably most well known to the western world for being part of the former Soviet Union and was the birth place of Joseph Stalin. Although Georgia declared it's independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, it was not until 1993 that the country was able to mint it's own currency, the Lari. Lari are divided into 100 Thetri. The symbol on the obverse of the thetri coin is called a Borjgali. The spiral represents the sun and beneath it is the tree of life. The borjgali symbolizes past, present and future and has strong meaning in Georgia.
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